It was only a matter of time until Twitter tried to silence their most famous user. That man is President Trump.
You may have heard of him.
It is well known that Twitter is made up of left-wing employees, who cannot be happy that the most famous user of their product is a Republican president. It must drive them crazy every time he sends out a Tweet that changes the news cycle on a dime.
It must really make their blood boil knowing that Donald Trump’s Twitter account helped him get elected as president. I would have liked to have been a fly on the wall when it was announced that he had defeated Hillary Clinton. It would have been fun to see their expressions as they had to come to terms with their defeat.
The Twitter CEO admitted, himself, that his company leans to the political left. CEO Jack Dorsey said, “We need to constantly show that we are not adding our own bias, which I fully admit is … more left leaning.”
No, you don’t say, Jack. That is a shocking statement.
One must wonder how long and how many meetings that Twitter employees have had on how to censor Donald Trump.
They are in a predicament: Do you ban the man who draws more people to their platform than anyone else? Or do you leave his account up and censor it?
The company has recently gone with the latter option.
They announced that they would be placing a warning on content from world leaders who they have deemed to be dangerous.
In a blog post the company said:
Certain unnamed government officials and public figures … sometimes say things that could be considered controversial or invite debate and discussion … a critical function of our service is providing a place where people can openly and publicly responds to their leaders and hold them accountable … we will place a notice on such tweets in the future, which will require user to go through a screen before seeing the tweet, and provide additional context and clarity. It will also take steps to make sure the Tweet is not algorithmically elevated on our service, to strike the right balance between enabling free expression, fostering accountability, and reducing the potential harm caused by these Tweets.
Let’s be honest, by unnamed they mean Donald J. Trump.
Who do they think they are kidding?
No clear-thinking person could be deceived by their explanation.
One of the Tweets from Trump that have been cited as being dangerous was his threatening of countries that threaten the United States.
However, those threats have produced results for peace, not war, to this point.
Last year, Trump threatened North Korean leader Kim Jung Un with annihilation if his military ever fired a missile at the United States. He promised to reign down “fire and fury, the likes of which the world has never seen before,” if the they dropped nukes on the U.S.
That rhetoric appears to have paid dividends, as Kim Jung Un has met with the president three times in the past year, a once unthinkable achievement.
Trump has always spoken his mind. Sometimes he says things that even make me scratch my head, however, his statements are not dangerous like Twitter claims. He is doing his job as commander in chief. His number one duty is to protect the interests of the United States first.
Using Twitter is part of his strategy. The whole world is safer when America is stronger.
The censorship of the opinions of those on the right is getting old. They don’t police their policies consistently.
It is time for a wealthy conservative to get in on the act and start their own social media platform to combat the leftish censorship. A little competition might force Twitter, Facebook and Google to change their ways.
Public discourse would be better because of it.